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    I pick d.
    An average wt. gain of 11.9 to 15.8 is normal during pregnancy.
    fetus account for 3.5 kg; blood volume for 1.5 t0 2 kg. fluid retention about 1.8 to 2.7 kg; amniotic fluid
    1 to 1.5 kg; uterus 1.5 kg; placenta 0.7 to 0.9 kg, breast 0.5 to 0.7 kg, and finally fat for 1.8 to 3.0 kg.
    So after pregnancy, the mom pretty much returns close to prepregnancy period. This specially is true when the mom starts breastfeeding because the increase of calori.
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    some quick facts:

    1. A sudden, sharp increase in wt. near 20th week of pregnancy may indicate fluid retention and the beginning of preeclampsia.
    2. a wt. gain of at least 11.3kg is recommended during pregnancy.
    3. Fetus counts for the largest portion of wt. gain during pregnancy.
    4. Dieting is absolutely forbidden during pregnancy and can cause congentinal anomalies.

    what else you guys can add to this?
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    Quote from akardan
    some quick facts:

    1. A sudden, sharp increase in wt. near 20th week of pregnancy may indicate fluid retention and the beginning of preeclampsia.
    2. a wt. gain of at least 11.3kg is recommended during pregnancy.
    3. Fetus counts for the largest portion of wt. gain during pregnancy.
    4. Dieting is absolutely forbidden during pregnancy and can cause congentinal anomalies.

    what else you guys can add to this?

    I Pick D for that previous Question. The average weight gain should be 25-35lb to prevent intrauterine growth retardation. It is also important to monitor weight in regards to PIH.

    1st trimester 3lb
    2nd trimester 12lb
    3rd trimester 12lb
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    Fluids and Electrolytes

    Decreased protein level in the blood results to
    A. Crackles
    B. Hypertension
    C. Confusion
    D. Moist Mucous membrane
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    Hello, I have a quick question does anyone know how I can set up this thread to my email. For example, when someone messages or reply to this thread I can get a message on my email any ideas? thank you.
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    Between a and d, I pick A. crackles.
    When protein concentration in blood drops, intracellular osmolarity increases and as a result fluid shifts from the blood into intracellular space, including lungs.
    One way to remember this is to consider that people with liver failure, end up having massive edema because of drop of oncotic pressure in blood.
    Should we focus on F+E for a while?
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    Quote from akardan
    Between a and d, I pick A. crackles.
    When protein concentration in blood drops, intracellular osmolarity increases and as a result fluid shifts from the blood into intracellular space, including lungs.
    One way to remember this is to consider that people with liver failure, end up having massive edema because of drop of oncotic pressure in blood.
    Should we focus on F+E for a while?

    The answer is A. Albumin maintains colloid oncontic pressure in the intravascular space. When there is a decrease in albumin, fluids goes interstial, and one of the manisfestation being crackles. We can focus on anything upto you guys.

    Thanks.
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    Now, I can't come up with a good explanation that why D is wrong. Do you have anything on that?
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    To ensure optimum nutrition, the nurse may find that Mrs. Jacob needs assistance with eating. To accomplish this, what action should the nurse take?

    1.Eencourage her to participate in the feeding process
    2. Feed Mrs. Jacob to conserve energy
    3. Request that her food be pureed
    4. Have her niece feed her meals


    Case detail: 78yrs has CVA/bedridden/aphasic


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